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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #5881
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nope, the Chicago Spire is Under Construction and the opening is in 2010.
If you think the Chicago Spire will be finished before the Princess Tower, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Princess Tower is almost a year ahead of CS.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:53 AM   #5882
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nope, the Chicago Spire is Under Construction and the opening is in 2010.
Except that the princess tower has been U/C for over a year and is far ahead of the CS.

EDIT: Bah, just realized. My first post and its offtopic, heh. Great way to start.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:07 AM   #5883
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Q1 (gold coast,Australia) is currently worlds tallest resi tower at 322.5m. next to take the reigns will be 395m Marina101 in Dubai, followed a few months later by 414m princess Tower, then in 2010 Chicago spire at 610m.
anyway back to mighty burj D
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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:09 AM   #5884
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thanks for clearing that up.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:02 AM   #5885
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Princess will probably overtake 23 marina soon enough since they plan to up a floor every 2 days
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:34 AM   #5886
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The Al Burj thread is still always closed!!! This sucks!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007
Nakheel Designs Al Burj: 1,050m Tower in Dubai

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Al Burj (The Tall Tower) project being planned by Nakheel will be 1,050 metres tall, comfortably exceeding the height of the rival Burj Dubai and making it the world’s tallest building.

Nakheel has kept the tower’s height a closely guarded secret as it waits for its more advanced rival, being developed by Emaar Properties, to reach its final height later this year. However, MEED has confirmed that design plans show the tower to be more than 1 kilometre tall, at 1,050 metres.

“At that height, the Tall Tower will definitely be taller than the Burj Dubai,” says a source working on the Burj Dubai. “Emaar has not announced the full height, but the contractors are working to plans for a 700-metre tower, and we expect its final height to be about 800 metres.”

The Burj Dubai became the world’s tallest building on 21 July, at 512 metres, and is due to be completed in 2008.

Designs for the Tall Tower show 228 floors, a four-level basement and one service sub-level – a total built-up area of 1.49 million square metres with 492,000 square metres of useable space. It will house offices, apartments and hotels. The top habitable floor will be at 850 metres, topped by a 200-metre central spire with a three-level function area and three service floors.

However, the location of the tower could change again. It was originally called Al-Burj and destined for Palm Jumeirah, before becoming part of the Dubai Waterfront scheme. Nakheel is still reviewing its options.

“The site has never been fixed and has always been under review in the context of the strategic plan for Dubai,” says a spokesperson for the developer.

According to industry sources, the tower has been forced to move to the Ibn Battuta mall area as it violated Department of Civil Aviation height restrictions because of its proximity to the new Dubai World Central airport at Jebel Ali. Nakheel denies this. “No height restrictions have been placed on Nakheel in the waterfront area by the Department of Civil Aviation,” says the spokesperson.

Tenders for the contract to build the tower are expected early in 2008. Meanwhile, several consultants and contractors are assisting Nakheel with the project. “No pre-construction contract has been awarded or considered at this stage,” says the spokesperson. “We are talking to large-scale contractors, including [Japan’s] Taisei Corporation, to assist with the buildability analysis of the early design of the superstructure.”

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1.49 Million Square Meters - If I did my calculations correct, that's 16 million sq/ft. That's insane!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 03:55 AM   #5887
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Pretty amazing building. Hopefully they'll have an observation deck near the top - wow that'd be stunning being that high up!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 04:51 AM   #5888
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Its 146 floors now and 536.1 meters.
146 floors...wow, the tallest building in Austin right now doesn't even have 40 floors. A 46 story building on top of 100. Damn.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:55 PM   #5889
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Pretty amazing building. Hopefully they'll have an observation deck near the top - wow that'd be stunning being that high up!
It'd be great if it really were near the top. But i get thew worrying feeling it's not going to be that far up (the observation deck).
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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:46 PM   #5890
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146 floors...wow, the tallest building in Austin right now doesn't even have 40 floors. A 46 story building on top of 100. Damn.
Here in Finland tallest is 26-storey high-rise, so 40 storey would be like this and 146-storey..
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Old August 21st, 2007, 05:54 PM   #5891
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In the Caymans they have made it up to eight floors and some people complain that's too high!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:18 PM   #5892
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yay!! floor 147 is u/c!!
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:38 PM   #5893
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hi wat do you guys think is they going to maik it to be finiched whit the concrete strukture until the end of this year ?
of course they will . i'm really sure about that
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Old August 21st, 2007, 06:40 PM   #5894
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I'm sure to
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:13 PM   #5895
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Absolutly! Only 8 floors left (155 is the last concrete one) or 45 metres. The last ones could take some more time due to more rebar and similar stuff needed to continue with steel.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 07:40 PM   #5896
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:39 PM   #5897
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Absolutly! Only 8 floors left (155 is the last concrete one) or 45 metres. The last ones could take some more time due to more rebar and similar stuff needed to continue with steel.
8 floors = 24 days = till 14th of September
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Old August 21st, 2007, 08:47 PM   #5898
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What do they plan to do with the bare steel structure? Are they going put apartments or offices in there? Seems kinda small for offices if that's what they plan to do.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:15 PM   #5899
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Emaar execs, I believe. And above that, communications equipment.
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Old August 21st, 2007, 09:33 PM   #5900
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For those who couldn't be bothered to download that video posted earlier, I've edited the best parts and uploaded it to YouTube -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LjTWSKbfiU

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